In a $350 million lawsuit over locking users into the iTunes and iPod ecosystem, attorneys for the class-action case accused Apple of deleting music downloaded from an iTunes-rival service in a user's library without notifying the users. For its part, Apple defended its move, stating that it was a security measure and that it didn't want to confuse users.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the plaintiffs in this civil class-action claim that the move stifled competition and damages could be tripled under antitrust laws.
Apple security director Augustin Farrugia defended the company stating that it was due to security issues and to thwart hackers:
A videotaped deposition from late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is expected to also be played in this trial. In an email with Apple software head Eddy Cue, Jobs said:
Additionally, Farrugia said that the company didn't want to confuse users by offering a more detailed explanation of what happened.
Update: John Gruber of Daring Fireball rightly points out:
Source: Wall Street Journal
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